Nasscom elects BVR Mohan Reddy as chairman

The National Association of Software and Services Companies' (Nasscom) executive council has elected BVR Mohan Reddy as the chairman of the Indian IT industry's apex body.

BVR Mohan Reddy He succeeds R Chandrasekaran, executive vice chairman of Cognizant India, who served as Nasscom chairman for 2014-15.

Reddy, founder and executive chairman, Cyient (formerly Infotech Enterprises), has been a member of Nasscom's executive council. He will take over on 9 April 2015.

The executive council also announced the election of Tech Mahindra CEO and Managing Director CP Gurnani as vice chairman for 2015-16.

''We are in the middle of exciting times with the IT industry gaining maturity, several technology disruptions, and the Government's intent to deploy more IT for betterment of society and economy. We have many opportunities and challenges ahead of us,'' said Mohan Reddy.

''The work done by NASSCOM membership in innovation and transformation can be well used to build a digitally empowered nation. I look forward to continued involvement from our membership to accelerate momentum on all initiatives at NASSCOM,'' he added.

''The political stability in India combined with game-changing initiatives such as Digital India, Smart Cities, Make in India are opening up unprecedented opportunities for the industry to contribute and benefit from the growth momentum.

The spurt in product start-ups and the investment climate are reflective of this renewed confidence. I look forward to working with the NASSCOM Executive Council on catalysing Innovation and Transformation,'' said CP Gurnani, Vice-Chairman, Nasscom.